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Sep 20, 2010 6:00pm PDT
a third happened here. we joined british and u.s. marines as they prepared for one of their last joint patrols. for a final few days, they must brave their demons and reflect on the sacrifices that have been made. commanders were keen to show us what they achieved, all the project have -- how the province has prospered and how much safer and has become, but this is what we saw. [gunshots fired] a brutal fight for much of the day. it does not happen much anymore, but it shows the taliban battling coalition troops. and now america must finish the job britain started. no british troops at this time, they have faced too many days like this. >> i find it very difficult to talk about. without someone having been there, you cannot describe the smells, the sites, even pictures don't seem to work. you have to be there and, the emotions -- to have a true understanding of what people here go through. >> handing over to the americans is a bittersweet mellon for the troops. there happen -- they are happy to be going, but their regret the mission is far from over. >> the amount of effort, time, live
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Sep 7, 2010 6:00pm PDT
-- >> what happened in france is being watched closely, because europe faces us see us strikes as governments bareback cherished benefits. bbc news, paris. >> the spanish prime minister and has called on a basket separatist movement to lay down its arms forever. -- of basque separatist movement to lay down its arms forever. mozambique has reversed its decision to raise bread prices by 30%. food riots last week left 13 dead. bread will now be sold at its previous price of 14 cents. every year since 1998, more than 30,000 japanese people have killed themselves. japan's health ministry estimates cases of suicide and depression caused the economy $32 billion last year. the government has launched a task force to address the problem. more than two weeks of political deadlock have ended in australia with confirmation that labor's julia gillard will continue as prime minister, would be backing, at last, of to independenct mp's. she has been near west possible majority. nick bryant has this. >> it is like the finale of a tv reality show, with the winner kept a closely-guarded secret until announced l
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Sep 3, 2010 1:00am PDT
. welcome barbara boxer and carly fiorin fiorina. >> thank you both for joining us. democrat barbara boxer is a three-term united states senator. she's served in the senate since 1993. before that, she served in the house of representatives for ten years. republican carly fiorina is running for elected office for the first time. her background is in business. she served for six years as the chief officer for hewlett packard. your campaigns participate in a coin toss to see who could answer first in the opening remarks. senator, you won, but chose to have carly fiorina to go first. you have 90 seconds. >> please call me carly. it's great to be with all of you here. thank you for letting us in to your homes this evening. you know, i have lived the american dream. i started out like most americans do in a small business. i typed, i filed, i annalsed the phones for a little nine-person company about an hour from where we are tonight. my husband started out driving a tow truck for the city of pittsburgh, pennsylvania. and i'm rung for public office now because i like so many of you think our co
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Sep 21, 2010 6:00pm PDT
collapsed under its own weight, which have been used by thousands. no questions will be raised over the quality of construction -- now questions will be raised of the quality of construction. this was supposed to be india's coming out party, showcasing its global power. even now, organizers insist they are on top of things. >> the situation is under control. we are doing our best. we are confident we will be able to complete the entirety of the restoration. >> but not everyone is convinced. some officials say unless india acts quickly, the event could be in jeopardy. bbc news, delhi. >> next tuesday, there will be a conference, which is not news in itself, but this one is in north korea an extremely rare. the last time it happened, 30 years ago, kim jong-il succeeded his father. now with doubts about his health, there is speculation he is about to hand over to one of his sons. we have this from the south korean capital, seoul. >> this is the only photo of kim jong-un , taken two decades ago. almost nothing is known about him except that he comes from are ruthless and powerful bloodl
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Sep 23, 2010 12:30am PDT
could be an alternative venue? >> we have not had any concrete discussions about alternative then use. -- alternative venues. we could get together to have a discussion. it is important that we do that because not only is swimming but all the other sports -- the athletes have put a lot of time and effort into preparing. it is important we give them an opportunity to perform. >> this man is the president of the commonwealth games canada. he said there are a number of issues to be addressed. >> we have to be assured by our staff we are not compromising the safety or adequacy of the accommodations for our team. we are monitoring that on a day- by-day basis. we have delayed the initial departure of the first members of our team. we are pleased with the some progress our staff has made in delhi in terms of overseeing the preparation of the apartments, but this remains a day to day process. we are being diligent in monitoring what is happening there. >> what improvements are being made on the ground? >> our staff reported that today a number of units have been brought up to standard , so we
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm PDT
to the economy, but also to the president with a record low approval rating. >> the government is forcing us into a showdown. the only thing that can make as budget is a showdown. >> that showdown may force the government into further concessions, perhaps of face saver for the unions. two-thirds of the country are for reforms already approved by the house. it is president sarkozy who has the open hand. -- the upper hand. startednd's economy has to shrink again, despite coming out of recession earlier this year. gdp was down by 1.2% on the first quarter of the year. that contrasts with predictions it would have a small increase. the controversial diabetes drug avandia has been suspended. it has been linked to increased risk of heart failure. youtube and its owners have won a landmark piracy case brought by a spanish tv channel. each channel said its rights and violated when its videos were broadcast on youtube. the court found it was the copyright holder's responsibility to report the contents to youtube. the chairman for the international palate -- panel on climate change. it was reported th
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Sep 21, 2010 12:30am PDT
to wait and see. >> ban ki-moon has warned leaders not to use the economic downturn as an excuse for missing targets on reducing poverty. at a summit in new york he says it could still be [unintelligible] progress is fragile. our u.n. correspondent reports. >> the powerful and the glamorous have descended upon manhattan to talk about ending poverty and spur action to meet the blueprint for doing so. the millennium development goals have made a difference. >> this is an achievement we can be proud of. but we must protect these advances, many of which are fragile. the clock is ticking with much more to do. >> which of the goals are on target to meet the deadline? they plan to cut extreme poverty by half looks within reach because of economic growth in china and india. there has been much progress into getting children into schools and reducing the spread of aids. cutting the deaths of children and women who died in childbirth is off target. these farmers are among those who benefit it. they now get the latest market prices from mobile phones. the extra income and aid helps improve
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Sep 30, 2010 12:30am PDT
small amount of a banned substance. u.s. lawmakers put pressure on china to raise the value of the wan -- yuan. welcome to "bbc world news." still to come this hour, a boost for berlusconi as his government wins the vote of confidence. the survival of his coalition remains on a knife edge. delhi is almost ready for the start of the commonwealth games, but years later. -- but fears linger. workers have taken to the streets across europe in a day of protest against the austerity measures being imposed by national governments. there have been demonstrations in greece, ireland, and latvia. tens of thousands travel to brussels to march on european union headquarters. in spain, there is a general strike. >> large crowds were on the streets in madrid this evening supporting spain's first general strike in eight years. the message repeated here and elsewhere in europe today was no to austerity. before dawn, strikers were at madrid transport depot trying to prevent buses leaving. spanish unions wanted to shut down the capital and demonstrate that the people were against spending cuts. later, co
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Aug 31, 2010 6:00pm PDT
congratulatory. there is still a lot of work we have got to do. to make sure iraq is an effective partner with us. >> this is not yet a country of peace, and it may not be for a long time. after seven years of violence, it is a country that feels itself to be free once again. the acting prime minister, nouri al maliki, announced today that iraq was once more sovereign and independent. the point of the american involvement here, supposedly, was to liberate the iraqi people and perhaps to start a domino effect against other middle eastern dictatorships. all that really happened as a result of the invasion in the short run was saddam hussein was overthrown and the whole country was laid waste. the invasion took power away from the minority sunni moslems and gave it to the shi'a majority. >> it was essentially a disaster. the worst disaster. >> worse than saddam himself? >> definitely worse than saddam. >> the military campaign was devastating. political fallout was marred by carelessness and lack of interest. president bush, shortly before the invasion, seems not to know that iraq was split into sun
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Sep 22, 2010 12:30am PDT
. welcome to "bbc world news," podcast to pbs yours. angry scenes outside the greek parliament. show us the money. paris tries to recapture the high ground of international art with impressionism. >> republicans have blocked an opponent to allow gay people to serve openly in the american military. they say the don't ask, don't tell would damage morale. is a big upset for president obama. -- it is a big upset. our washington correspondent says the way the proposal was presented was unusual from the start. >> the democrats were using the mechanism of trying to get this through by attaching it to a defense spending bill. it upset a lot of republicans, including those in favor of repealing the ban. they failed to persuade the republicans they needed to cross the aisle and vote with them. they also lost two democratic votes. it means that this measure has been shelved until after the midterm elections in november. >> even though senior figures in the military were in support of a repeal. >> yes, very senior officials including the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mullen was in f
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Sep 13, 2010 6:00pm PDT
gathered to denounce reports that copies of the koran was burned in the u.s. in delhi, the u.s. condemned the violence and anyone in america who insulted the koran. >> i strongly condemn that such acts as disrespectful and unrepresentative of american values. the deliberate destruction of any holy book is a horrible act. >> but kashmir is an indian challenge. the prime minister with military commanders is deeply distressed by the latest violence. but this government seems powerless to stop it. kashmir has been divided between india and pakistan for more than six decades. it remains a dangerous tension in south asia and a rallying cry for asian militants. mylan unrest has implications for stability and india and pakistan and further appeals in afghanistan. >> the man behind the controversial plans for muslim community center near ground zero has said extremists of any faith must not be allowed to hijack this course. the imam says it's vital to have a platform where the voice of moderate muslims can be amplified. many americans are opposed to the center. >> in recent weeks the imam has trie
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Sep 22, 2010 6:00pm PDT
reporter in washington for as -- bob woodward is still making waves. >> our reporter in washington for us. let's go to new york with our correspondent. barbara, even in a time of austerity, the u.s. has to live up to its aid and given the responsibilities, but he seems to want nothing less than an entirely new responsibilities -- has to live up to its aid and other responsibilities, but he seems to want nothing less than new responsibilities. >> this is a much broader theme that it involves, trade policy and investment policy and things like that. instead of food aid, for instance, he might invest in the agricultural sector, and some have welcomed this more structural approach to trying to stop poverty, but it is said that president obama did not commit any new money to the millennium development goals, even though america is very bar behind -- far behind the goals it set tenures ago. >> barbara, -- the goals it set 10 years ago. >> barbara, what about this new role? >> i think what he is going to be tried to do is have a result -- he is going to be trying to have a new result. rather tha
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Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm PDT
to romania. >> today the european union used enprecedented language to rebuke one of its most powerful states >> this is a digrace. >> the commissioner said there was paralleling with world war ii >> this is a situation i would thought europe would not have to witness again after the second world war. >> enough is enough. >> the french government says the roma are actually given 300 euros each when they leave the county >> france is a proud founding member and rarely received such a dressing down and deliberately mislead the eu. part of the union's anger relates to an internal french memo when mentions dimantels roma camps a priority. some see it as targeting ethnic group. >> i am against discrimination. >> i think the french government is not totally wrong. >> it's pointed out here that other countries have removed thousands of romas without attracting such criticism. and the help hasn't been fully used. but today's comments are a huge embarrassment to an embattled president, sarkozy, now he stands as playing the tough cop. so far, he has not responded to today's attack. although the fren
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Sep 24, 2010 6:00pm PDT
that the iranian president's comments about possible u.s. involvement on september 11th are absolutely unacceptable. english athletes arrived in india but there are questions about whether the hostess fit. the chilean president tells the bbc the miners will be freed by november. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america. the mother is the man sitting -- at the mother's demanding answers in a kurdish city that is divided. the multimillion dollar art collection belonging to lehman brothers goes under the hammer. in an exclusive interview with bbc persian television, president obama has called the comments made by mahmoud ahmadinejad about the september 11th attacks as it is usable. later, the iranian leader said that the american government might have been involved in the attack. president obama says that he believes that mr. -- that the iranian president's opinions are inconsistent with that of the american people. >> this was offensive, hateful, and for him to make the statement here in manhattan just a little north of ground zero where families lost their loved ones,
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Sep 3, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. they would use chemical or nuclear weapons if they could. the chinese government ordered food producers to start growing more comfortable -- growing more vegetables. in mozambique, seven people died this week in protests about the 30% rise of the cost of bread. the un called for a special meeting to discuss the implications of a price spike. >> more wild fires fanned by strong winds and more houses destroyed and more loss of life after 50 people were killed in july and august. underlying it all is a prolonged drought. they destroyed 20% of russia's wheat crop. the government extended its ban on wheat exports to compensate. thousands of kilometers away in mozambique's plight is starting to return to normal. the trigger was a sharp rise in the cost of bread. the government insisted it had no choice but to raise prices. seven people were killed. nearly 300 were injured. this has left extensive damage. what is happening to food prices? is there a risk of a repeat of the food crisis of 2008? the world saul price climbed -- saw prices climbing. while prices fell, they have been steadily on th
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Sep 27, 2010 6:00pm PDT
with japanese ships. good to have you with us. still to come, english cheese is taking on the french. we report and the growing global appetite for a taste of york sure. -- tasted york shire. first, three australian soldiers have been charged of the deaths of six people, five of them children, in afghanistan. it is alleged ds chileans attacked the wrong house while searching for a taliban leader. -- it is alleged the australians attacked the wrong house. >> the charges against the soldiers relate to a commando raid on suspected taliban hideout. six people, including five afghan children were killed in the operation in february, 2009. four others were wounded. a military prosecutor has now decided the three servicemen will be charged with various offenses. they include man charger -- manslaughter, dangerous conduct, and failing to obey an order. the prime minister says it will have every opportunity to clear their names. >> the accused persons will be offered support. in relation, i would say the following -- our australian defense force has strict rules of engagement and i think they of the fin
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